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Canton Academy Registration

Registration for this summer’s Canton Academy is now available and can be accessed by going to cantonma.org and clicking on the Canton Academy link. Currently in its 13th year, Canton Academy serves approximately 400 children in a fun, safe, and family-oriented environment. There are over 40 classes to choose from for children in grades K-8. Register via fax, mail, or drop off at the high school main office. For more info, contact Canton Academy Director Ed Amico at 781-821-5050 ext. 2115 or amicoe@cantonma.org.

Peek-a-Blue Hikes

Starting April 11, the Friends of the Blue Hills will offer free, one-hour guided hikes every other Tuesday morning throughout the year. These “Peek-a-Blue” hikes will start at 11 a.m. at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. The kick-off hike will feature storytelling, songs, and a special scavenger hunt with prizes for all children at the end. For more info and the dates of the 2017 Peek-a-Blue Hikes, visit friendsofthebluehills.org/peekablue.

MOMS Club

The Canton Chapter of Moms Offering Moms Support welcomes new members. For membership information please email the club at momsclub_canton@hotmail.com.

June 23

Firefly Friends at Trailside Museum

Celebrate the start of summer with Blue Hills Trailside Museum as we make a firefly craft and then go on a catch-and-release firefly hunt. We’ll learn a little bit about what fireflies like and how you can make your backyard more firefly friendly. This program is suggested for families with young children. Cost is $8 for members or $10 for non-members, and children under 3 are free. The program runs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. You’re welcome to bring your own net and unbreakable insect container, but we’ll have some to borrow. Please wear long pants and insect repellent. For more info, go to massaudubon.org/bluehills.

June 27

Hungarian Music Performance

Cornerstone at Canton, an assisted living and memory care community located at 175 Revere Street, invites the public to a Hungarian music performance featuring violinist Vera Rubin and pianist Yevgenia Semeina starting at 6:30 p.m. Both performers are highly skilled and classically trained musicians. The two perform on the last Tuesday of each month at Cornerstone at Canton.

July 2

Hot Dog Cookout & Open House

The Canton Historical Society, located at 1400 Washington Street, will be holding an open house and hot dog barbecue with drinks, hoodsies, and good stories of the town from 12-3 p.m. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the preservation and conservation of its textiles and other items donated to the society. Join us for some good food, good company, and good stories of Canton’s long and proud history — all for a donation of $5.

July 4

50th Annual Road Race

The town of Canton will hold its 50th annual July Fourth Road Race starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street. The five-mile race is $10 per person and the two-mile fun run (kids 12 and under) is $5 per person. Event includes post-race refreshments and prizes for top finishers. Register in advance at cantonrec.com or on site beginning at 8 a.m.

July 8 & 9

Build a Toad Home

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a toad a home? Stop by the Blue Hills Trailside Museum from 2-4 p.m. to build and decorate a flowerpot-based toad home. Materials for each home are $5, and all participants will receive construction help and decoration advice. Construction time for each home is 10 minutes or more, depending on how elaborate you’d like your toad home to be. The exhibit will be staffed and open to the public during the times listed. The materials fee does not include the cost of museum admission.

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